After a mammoth semi final at the end of September, which saw 65 acts participating, twelve of these have been selected to perform in the final, where they will be in with a chance of becoming Russia’s Junior Eurovision 2021 representative.
- Polina Etchik
- The OCHECHI Group
- Tatyana Mezhentseva (Junior Eurovision 2019 representative with Denberel Oorzak)
- Lol & Pop
- Andrey Dobryshev
- Nikita Varentsov
- Maria Gulevich
- Murad Kushlaev
- Sofia Fomenko
- Elizaveta Trofimova
- Yulia Favrilova
- Tania Sania
Konstantin Rabotov, a jury member in the semi final has commented on the diverse range of applications this year: “This year there were many strong participants, many dynamic and fashionable songs, the influence of Tik-Tok on children is still evident. The casting was mainly pop music, but there was also a folk direction, and folk songs in pop adaptation, and pop-rock.”
The show will take place on October 26th; however, the it will not be broadcast until October 30th. The winner will be decided by a mix of online voting and jury voting.
Russia has participated in Junior Eurovision every year since 2005, and has used a national final to chose their representativ every year except 2014. In 2020, Sofia Feskova sang “My New Day” at the contest broadcast live from Poland, finishing in 10th place.
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